Great advice! I totally agree with Rachel’s comment about self-promotion. The comment space on one of my posts is not the place to do it. It’s almost like spam, and I will give it the same consideration as the comments in my ‘spam box’ (sound of toilet flushing). I love getting comments and ‘likes’, and I strive to respond to every single one. What will get me to come back to your site is the same thing that [hopefully] brought you to mine… a post that piques my interest, not you waving your arms and shouting ‘look at me… look at me…!” 🙂
After moving from New York City to Chicago and getting married, Rachel Bertsche realized that her new life was missing one crucially important thing: a local best friend. So she decided to go on one friend date every week for a year, and she documented her quest on a WordPress.com blog at MWFseekingBFF.com.
But before Rachel even started the blog, the 27-year-old writer put together a book proposal based on her search for a local BFF, and successfully pitched it to agents, and then editors. She says, “After I sold the proposal, I decided to start a blog so that I could have a place to document my journey and some of the research I was finding. I also wanted to start building a community and to engage with readers.”
It’s now been over two years since Rachel first launched MWFseekingBFF.com. So did she accomplish her blogging goals?…
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